DECONSTRUCTED BREAKBEAT FUSION

  • Features iconic drum breaks, meticulously recorded and reimagined for MASCHINE
  • Created in collaboration with dBridge and Kabuki
  • Exclusive MASSIVE and MONARK presets designed for rich, melodic bass



ASYMMETRIC SOUND

DECODED FORMS blazes with deconstructed breaks, evolving pads, disruptive bass, and crisp drums to bring the post-jungle kaleidoscope to MASCHINE.

ALL ABOUT THAT BREAK

Popularized in funk songs of the 60s and 70s, the break was reimagined by the hip hop stylings of DJs and b-boys who sampled the sounds in their sets. Dancefloors in the UK soon caught on, with chopped up breaks as the sped-up backbone of jungle tracks. Then came Autonomic, footwork, and the shifting 80/160 and 85/170 tempos of slow/fast, embraced by artists rejecting the machismo of drum and bass. A new form of music — post jungle — emerged, a synergetic fusion of all that came before.

SPACE AND SOUL

At the core of DECODED FORMS are four iconic drum breaks from the 70s, chosen for their contextual versatility. Each drum break was meticulously recorded to capture the flavor and sonic character of the original. After extending the original loops with improvised phrases, kits were created with each sound deconstructed, dissected, and dismantled into mix-and-match pieces. Additionally, spacey pads and warm chords give the expansion lush, atmospheric textures.

ABOUT dBRIDGE AND KABUKI

For 25 years, dBridge has been a driving force on the cutting edge of electronic music, known for his innovative approach to sound as a member of Future Forces Inc. and Bad Company, as a solo artist and DJ, and as the founder of Exit Records. Fellow drum and bass veteran Kabuki got his start in the projects Megashira and Makai, and as a solo artist his hip hop upbringing and playful approach to tempo seek to marry beats with soulful bass music.

For DECODED FORMS, dBridge compiled the drones and chords, while Kabuki focused on modular percussion and drum samples. Together they created a rich palette of breaks and grooves for producers of boom-bap, hip hop, and jungle to draw from. As founders of the New Forms party, dBridge and Kabuki are no strangers to pushing musical boundaries and blurring genre lines, and their deep, decades-long involvement in drum and bass, hip hop, and jungle gives them unique insight on the sounds in this expansion.

AT A GLANCE: DECODED FORMS

Kits 42
Projects 8
Instruments 33
MASSIVE presets 19
MONARK patches 5
REAKTOR PRISM patches 1
Drum Synth patches 26
Total number of patterns 166
Sample breakdowns 230 drums, 170 loops & 169 oneshots
Library Size 339 MB
System requirements Hardware: MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, MASCHINE JAM or MASCHINE MIKRO

Software: MASCHINE 2.6.8 or higher.
Additionally: Please update to the latest versions of MONARK, MASSIVE, REAKTOR PRISM and REAKTOR 6 or the REAKTOR 6 PLAYER

ALSO FOR iMASCHINE 2

A compact version of this MASCHINE Expansion is available for use with iMASCHINE 2, the groove sketchpad for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
iMASCHINE Expansions

You can purchase this version from the Expansions Store in iMASCHINE 2. If you don’t have iMASCHINE 2, you can get it here.

ABOUT MASCHINE EXPANSIONS

MASCHINE Expansions are genre-specific packs created by top sound designers and artists. More than just samples, they come preloaded with Kits and studio-ready patterns to use as building blocks for your own tracks. Painstakingly recorded instruments give you an arsenal of high quality, genre-specific sounds for your palette. And customizable plug-in presets give you booming basses, lush textures, and specialized drums that always sound perfect.

For instant and exclusive use within MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE, MASCHINE JAM, and MASCHINE MIKRO.

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